RTNS 2012

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20th International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems

Pont à Mousson, France, November 8-9, 2012

The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and informations among academic researchers, developers and service providers in the field of real-time systems and networks.

RNTS 2012 is the 20th edition of the conference formerly known as RTS (Real-Time Systems, Paris). The 12 first editions of RTS were french-speaking events held in Paris in conjunction with the RTS Embedded System exhibition. Since its 13th edition, the conference language of RTNS is english.


RTNS2012 > Conference Program

Wednesday 7th November
Thursday 8th November
Friday 9th November
  • 17:00 Farewell
  • RTNS2012 > Call for Papers

    Conference aims and topics

    Text version of the CFP

    The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and information among academic researchers, developers and service providers in the field of real-time systems and networks. Original and unpublished papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to:

    Papers will be published by ACM within their International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available online in the ACM Digital Library.

    The Program Committee will select one paper for the Best Student Paper Award. In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their papers for submission to the Real-Time Systems journal.

    RTNS2012 > Camera-ready instructions

    Instructions to authors

    The RTNS 2012 proceedings will be published by ACM within their International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available online in the ACM Digital Library.

  • The leading author of the paper will receive soon a copyright form from ACM. Please submit it as soon as possible. When ACM receives your form, they will email the correct copyright text and bibliographic strip to place within your paper (see below).
  • Formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates (option 2). Full papers are limited to 10 pages and must *not* contain page numbers. The copyright text and bibliographic strip sent by ACM must be included in the paper. Please provide ACM Computing Classification categories and terms (see http://www.acm.org/about/class/ccs98-html), e.g. C.3 or D.4.7. The template provides space for this indexing.
  • The camera-ready version in PDF format should be uploaded to Easychair by Sept. 23, 2012.
  • ACM invites authors to submit an image representation of their article. The image must be selected from the article body and can be any of the following: art, graphic, table, figures, etc. (Image files are to be as square as possible, 100x100 ppi and in jpg format.). Authors must supply a caption with the image. The caption length should be no more than 512 characters. Please send your image and caption to "rochange at irit dot fr" by Sept. 23, 2012.
  • RTNS2012 > Keynote talk

    Rob Davis (Real-Time Systems Research Group, University of York, UK)

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    The slides of the keynote are available

    Keynote abstract

    Getting ones priorities right

    It is now 40 years since the first seminal work on priority assignment for real-time systems that use fixed priority scheduling. Since then, huge progress has been made in real-time scheduling with more complex task models and schedulability analyses developed to better represent and analyse real systems. In this talk, we will take a tour of priority assignment through the ages; a “short history of Pri”. We’ll look at simple task models where deadline monotonic priority assignment is optimal and see how departures from the model break this optimality. We’ll look at Audsley’s algorithm for optimal priority assignment (OPA), including the rules for when we can and can’t use it – as well as a catalogue of situations where it’s useful. We’ll see how this algorithm can be extended to form robust priority assignments, and how they can be used to define priority orderings even when we only have partial information about the system. We’ll look at what to do when we can’t use the OPA algorithm – with the aim of avoiding the need to check all possible priority orderings. We’ll look at priority orderings for systems with execution times described by random variables, and examine systems where tasks have two priorities and ask what can be done in that case. Finally, we’ll recap on why priority assignment is so important and discuss some open problems in this area.


    Rob Davis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Real-Time Systems Research Group at the University of York. He received his DPhil in Computer Science from the University of York in 1995. Since then he has been involved in three start-up companies, which have succeeded in transferring real-time systems research into commercial products used by the Automotive and Aerospace industries. Rob’s main research interest is real-time scheduling of single processor and multiprocessor systems and networks.

    RTNS2012 > registration


    The registration is closed. If you would like to join us, please contact us at liliana dot cucu at inria dot fr

    Important dates for registration

    Early registration Late registration
    Academic registration (without accomodation) 280€ 480€
    Academic registration with full board registration 500€ 700€
    Student registration without accomodation 140€ 340€
    Student registration with full board accomodation 360€ 560€
    Extra gala dinner 65€ 65€
    Extra proceedings 25€ 25€

    NB: Registration with full board accommodation at the Abbaye des Prémontrés is available only in single room for academics and only in twin for student.

    Registration with full board accommodation in single room for academics and in twin for student includes accommodation at the Abbaye des Prémontrés for the nights of 7th and 8th November, dinners on November 7th and 8th, lunches on November 8th and 9th, coffee breaks on November 8th and 9th, a copy of the proceedings, entrance to all sessions and the social event.

    Registration without accommodation (for student and academic) includes, a copy of the conference proceedings, lunches on November 8th, and 9th, coffee breaks on November 8th, and 9th, entrance to all sessions, conference dinner. Accommodation is NOT included, the participant has to take care of his/her accommodation modalities.

    To obtain the benefit of advanced online registration, the payment by credit card or bank transfer has to be completed by October 10th, 2012.

    A valid student ID-card has to be sent by mail (colloques-ncy@inria.fr) or by fax (+ Otherwise the difference to the late non-member fees has to be paid at the registration desk on site.

    AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR PER FULL PAPER has to be registered before September 15th, 2012. AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR PER JUNIOR WORKSHOP PAPER has to be registered by October 10th, 2012.

    Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card (only MasterCard and Visa) or Purchase Order for french academics only. Bank transfer charges has to be paid by the registrant. Registration without appropriate payment will not be honored until full payment is received. Attendees will receive the document "Invoice, Registration and Payment Confirmation" by mail or at the RTNS 2012 registration desk.


    All cancellations must be made in writing to the Registration Management, at colloques-ncy@inria.fr, or by fax :+ For any cancelled registration after the deadline, documentation, including the proceedings, will be sent to the participant.

    RTNS2012 > Dates

    Important dates

    EXTENDED submission deadline: June 17
    Notification to authors: August, 31
    Final version of papers due: September, 23
    Author registration deadline: September 15th
    Early registration: Until October 10th
    Late registration: Until October, 26th
    Author registration deadline (Junior Workshop): October, 10th
    Conference: November, 8-9th
    RTNS2012 > Committees

    Conference Committees

    General chairs
    Program chairs
    Junior Workshop chairs
    Publicity chairs
    Local organization committee
    Program committee
    Steering committee
    RTNS2012 > Local Information

    Local information

    The conference will take place in the building of the Abbaye des Prémontrés, Pont à Mousson. You may find information on the access to the Abbey on its website

    Travel details : You may arrive at the conference place:

    Alternative accomodation: the conference is organized within the abbaye that allows also accomodation. If for different reasons you would like an alternative accomodation here there are the hotels in PAM:

    For any information, you can send an e-mail to the local organization committee.

    RTNS2012 > Past Issues

    Past Issues

    RTNS 2011: Nantes (France), PC chairs: Alan Burns (University of York, UK) and Laurent George (INRIA/AOSTE - UPEC/LISSI, France)

    RTNS 2010: Toulouse (France), PC chairs: Sanjoy Baruah (University of North Carolina, USA) and Yves Sorel (INRIA, Rocquencourt, France)

    RTNS 2009: Paris (France), PC chairs: Maryline Chetto (IRCCyN, Nantes, France) and Mikael Sjödin (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

    RTNS 2008: Rennes (France), PC chairs: Pascale Minet (INRIA-Rocquencourt/Hipercom, France) and Giorgio Buttazzo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

    RTNS 2007: Nancy (France), PC chair: Isabelle Puaut (University of Rennes/IRISA, France)

    RTNS 2006: Poitiers (France), PC chair: Guy Juanole(LAAS, Toulouse, France) and Pascal Richard (LISI, Poitiers, France)

    RTS 2005: Paris (France), PC chair: Nicolas Navet (LORIA, Nancy, France)

    RTS 2004 : Paris (France),PC chair : Joël Goossens (University of Bruxelles, Belgium)

    RTS 2001: Paris (France), PC chair: Zoubir Mammeri (IRIT, UPS Toulouse, France)

    RTS 2000: Paris (France), Francis Cottet (LISI, ENSMA, Poitiers)

    RTS03, RTS02, RTS, RTS99, RTS98, RTS97, RTS96, RTS95, RTS94, RTS93: no official website

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